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Spoken Word Poetry (Page to Stage) by Atilola



What my Bio really is

I am a young girl born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. Some people think I do not like to talk while some think I am friendly. Some people believe I am quiet, while some say I am loud. I think I am a very nice and respectful lady who just loves her space. Enigma is more like it.

I am highly intuitive, highly observant, highly introspective, and highly intelligent. I love to read everything except academic books.

I believe time is a better currency than money, and have learnt to use that principle to work for me. What can I say? Maybe I am just a deluded little child who likes to believe she is rich because she has lots of time on my hand, and not too much money.

I am a manufacturer, writer (ghostwriting, freelance writing, etc), editor, and of course, a Spoken Word Artist. I have two published books, a thriving hair cosmetics business.

By now, you can tell that I do not follow convention, and cannot be fitted into a frame. Pardon me. I tried to be normal, but failed miserably at it. I lied. I never tried to be normal. I only said that because that’s what normal people say. So maybe I tried after all.

I believe people can use their gift to either curse or bless. I have therefore decided that no matter where I am called to perform, my gift of spoken word will be used to bless others, by being true to the art, true to the words I speak, and true to the message I pass across.

This bio is unofficial. Do not use it for any reason. If you want a sanely-crafted bio, please check the one below.

Welcome to my world as a Spoken Word Artist. Sorry, we had to meet this way. I am well-behaved in real life.


My Bio… Again

Atilola Moronfolu is a multi-faceted entrepreneur. She is a Writer, Editor, spoken word artist, and a blogger. She also edits books for fellow writers and bloggers and gets them ready for publishing.

Having had the opportunity to perform in and outside Nigeria at various event, she is one of the visible faces of Spoken Word in this generation today. She has performed for the United Nations at the UNAIDS PCB Thematic Segment in Geneva, and popular spoken word events like Word Up, Unchained voices, etc. She reads at various literary events in Nigeria She is one of the popular faces of the spoken word movement in Nigeria today. She also trains teenagers in Spoken Word Poetry.

She has also been featured on several Television and Radio interviews to talk about the Spoken Word movement in Nigeria. She is an ambassador for the Hands Up For Her campaign in Nigeria by Beyond the Classroom Foundation, where they focus on the plight of the Girl Child, especially on the International Day of the Girl Child, which is celebrated on the 11th of October after being declared by the United Nations.

Transiting from consulting into the literary world, she has made giant strides in a very short period. She is an author of two books and more to come.


Atilola will be at WORD UP TALK Series: The Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria 2014 to talk about Spoken Word Poetry: Page to Stage on May 10, 2014 from 11am at Cyber Hall, Elomaz Hotels, Maryland (Behind Mobil Filling Station), Lagos.


Do check out her website http://wordsbyatilola.com/


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WORD UP TALK Series: The Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria 2014.

Topics to be discussed

  1. Getting Sponsorship for Poetry events (what sponsors want).
  2. Entertainment law as regards poets and poetry events
  3. The Art Of Performance; Poet’s Threesome.
  4. Spoken Word Poetry: Page to Stage 


Speakers/ Facilitators:  

Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami

Head, Sponsorship and Events First Bank Nigeria Limited


Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Managing Partner at Hightower Solicitors and Advocates.  


Benny Finisher  

Performance Poet, organizer of Verses and Lines (a music and Poetry concert), Creative Partner at Greenland Music Company and Creative Director at Bughugmug Company



Atilola Moronfolu

Top Female Spoken Word Poet in Nigeria and only poet to have performed at Word Up Volume 1 to 7


Date is May 10, 2014 (2nd Saturday of the Month).


Venue: Cyber Hall, Elomaz Hotels, Maryland (Behind Mobil Filling Station), Lagos.


Time is from 11am


Attendance is FREE and first ten people get free tea and snacks!!!!


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